Modernizing Specialty Insurance

Senior Backend Engineer (Golang)

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3+ years
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Cory Crosland
Cory Crosland

About the role

PolicyFly empowers insurers to sell and manage specialty insurance in minutes instead of months. Every year, $200B of specialty insurance like Cyber, Flood, or Trucking is processed over email between agents and insurers. It’s a slow, inefficient world where 55% of agents' time is spent on paperwork and it can take 30-90 days to get coverage. 

Our mission is to create a modern exchange for hard-to-insure things – connecting all parties to automate workflows and consolidate data. We are modernizing specialty insurance with software. We’re already managing $70M in premium with leading insurers in both the US and UK markets. 

We’re on the hunt for a talented Senior Backend Engineer that will help transform the ancient world of specialty insurance with robust, distributed systems and clean, backend API architectures. We are converting prior monolith architectures to microservices and rapidly adding various system integrations as the product matures.

Think you’re a good fit? Please apply, we’d love to chat!



  • Expert in Golang
  • Experience with Python a plus


  • Strong knowledge of Linux
  • Good knowledge of either gRPC/Thrift or Websockets, as well as protobuf or Swagger. gRPC/protobuf preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Docker
  • Strong knowledge of either PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Strong experience with Kubernetes or some other container orchestration system (Docker Swarm, etc)


  • Strong experience building and maintaining microservice architectures
  • Expert in setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong experience with composing unit and functional tests
  • Strong experience with composing written documentation
  • Good knowledge of composing software requirements in iterative development workflows. Methodology not relevant.


  • Comfortable working remotely, overlapping EST by ~6+ hours per day


  • Competitive Salary + Equity
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Unlimited Sick Days, 20 Days PTO
  • 401k with up to 4% matching
  • Remote-first team

About the interview

Our process involves a short initial exploratory chat, followed by 2 to 3 interviews/discussions. The aim is for both sides to learn more about each other.

  • Intro call to share about the company and learn about the candidate (30m)
  • Call with our Engineering Manager to learn more about the tech and day-to-day (45m)
  • Tech Team Meet: Meet the backend team; share past experiences and learn more about how working together would go (60m)
  • Tech Design problem + discussion: This is a remote design discussion to discuss 1 or 2 design problems and work through solutions (60m)
  • Culture fit conversation: Interviews with founders and team members to ensure that there is a culture-fit (90m)
  • If all goes well, we would love to make an offer

Why you should join PolicyFly

PolicyFly enables insurers to create a digital storefront to sell and manage specialty insurance.

Every year, $200B of specialty insurance like Cyber, Flood or Trucking is processed over email between agents and insurers – it's painfully slow and inefficient.

PolicyFly connects both parties to automate these workflows and to consolidate all data.

We bring growth, efficiency and transparency to an otherwise hard to insure market.

Team Size:13
Location:New York
Cory Crosland
Cory Crosland
Marcel Esser
Marcel Esser
Michael Fiedel
Michael Fiedel